Pupusas (El Salvadorean Tortilla)

Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 20 mins

My DIL introduced me to these. She is more crazy about them than I am, but thought I would post. An El Salvador Recipe-


  1. Combine dry ingredients.
  2. Cut shortening into dry ingredients with pastry blender.
  3. Add warm water a few drops at a time until dough is manageable.
  4. Knead dough 15-20 times.
  5. Let sit for 10 minutes.
  6. Form dough into balls the size of an egg.
  7. Roll out until 6 inches in diameter.
  8. Add some of the cheese to the top of one tortilla and then add another tortilla on top of that.
  9. Place on hot ungreased griddle .
  10. Cook 2 minutes on each side.
  11. Serve with cabbage and shredded carrots on top, or with sauerkraut or coleslaw or even a tomato sauce would be good. Topped off with shredded cheese.
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My BF loved these! They are very filling, but it is hard to stop eating them even when you are full. I burned the first one (just like pancakes) and had to throw it away but once I got the griddle on medium they came out nice. I made the first ones as directed but then found it easier to make a large dimple in the dough ball with my thumb, place the cheese in it, and then pinch it closed and roll out into a circle. These came out a little thinner. I also got a little work out kneading the dough for 20 minutes so next time I might use my kitchen aide. These were a fun recipe to make! Thank you Forgiven!

cookiedog October 22, 2006